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World War One
The Prow remembers World War One, August 1914 to November 1918 Stories which speak of Nelson connections with the war have been added to the Prow over the years....Read more about "World War One"...
*Daffodil Day - supporting 'our boys'* Spending Christmas 1915 in the trenches of World War I was made cheerier for Nelson soldiers after Provincial spring fundraising efforts, and the...Read more about "Daffodil Day"...
Cyril Spear's Words of War
The diaries of a Nelson Evening Mail journalist provide some of the most compelling accounts of World War I to be written by a Nelson soldier. Cyril Saunderson Spear...Read more about "Cyril Spear's Words of War"...
Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlargePicton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pa. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...
Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers
During World War I (1914-1918) the NZ government decreed that soldiers returning from overseas service would be given the opportunity to settle on farms of their own, specially purchased...Read more about "Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers"...